The Invincible Liver? The liver is the one organ that can take a lifetime of lickings and keep right on ticking—at least we thought so! Sadly, in recent years, the liver’s reputation for invincibility has been challenged by a growing incidence of liver and gallbladder-related concerns and conditions. In today’s world, gallbladder concerns have become
What is Bile Sludge? Gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) is the number one elective abdominal surgery in America today, but problems may begin years before manifestation of biliary sludge, also known as gallbladder sludge or bile sludge.12 Bile sludge is when bile becomes thick and viscous and congests inside the gallbladder. The sludge is a collection
¾ of USA Living with Digestive Discomfort A recent survey found that 74% of Americans are regularly experiencing gas, bloating, altered bowel function, and abdominal discomfort.1 According to the Mayo Clinic, if you’re in this group, medications are often prescribed to slow bowel function and relax digestion, antidepressants are suggested to calm the nervous system,
Cleansing vs Fasting Summary Decades of research has found that a low- or no-fat diet or prolonged fasting can cause the gallbladder to not contract fully, leaving concentrated bile to form sludge and stones. Ayurvedic cleanses employ a low-calorie diet of ghee, to force the gallbladder to fully empty, and a monodiet of kitchari. This
Did you know that the number one cause of gallbladder disease is a low-to-no-fat diet? Considering gallbladder removal is the number one abdominal surgery in the US, I think this is worth talking about!
Prevalence of Gallbladder Issues What is the best gallbladder diet? This is an organ in need of much support! In today’s world, gallbladder concerns have become rather common, and are quite costly. Removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) is the most common elective abdominal surgery in America, with over 750,000 surgeries per year. Without insurance, this
Are you on a low-fat diet after gallbladder removal? Or have trouble digesting fats even if you still have your gallbladder? Read on for some explanation of the gallbladder, liver, and bile, as well as my top ten ways to improve fat digestion. Is Gallbladder Surgery Helping? According to a study in the Journal of